Robots: Friends or Foes?

When you think of robots, do you automatically think of the Terminator?  Or do you think of Baymax in Big Hero Six?  One is all metal and sharp points designed to kill, and the other is soft and squishy designed to comfort and heal.  I think I lean more to the Baymax version than the Terminator, … Continue reading Robots: Friends or Foes?

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All In The Family

In a recent, very unscientific poll, I asked our employees to give me one reason why they liked working at CCT.  Each and every answer included something about the family atmosphere that is felt here at the shop. For some, this feeling is literal.  We have many employees who are related to each other, either by … Continue reading All In The Family

Skilled Labor Force Needed – Apply Within

Many of the articles and posts I read about the manufacturing industry decry an upcoming lack of skilled workers to fill massive amounts of job openings in the next ten years.  Approximately two million jobs. That's a lot, right?  Here is why many of those jobs will remain unfilled: Perception - Manufacturing is not "glamorous" … Continue reading Skilled Labor Force Needed – Apply Within

Bringing Sexy Back to Manufacturing – IMTS 2016

CCT Plastics attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show this week in Chicago.  IMTS is the premiere manufacturing technology trade show in North America, Attracting 114,000 buyers from over 112 countries From the IMTS2016 Website: "Manufacturing industry professionals from all over the world attend IMTS to see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, … Continue reading Bringing Sexy Back to Manufacturing – IMTS 2016